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Personal Experience and Understanding of God

This is part of a series of posts on my understanding of faith, ministry and the church. I would enjoy feedback and your response to my answers to these questions.

Question – Describe your personal experience of God and the understanding of God you derive from biblical, theological, and historical sources.

Response – My response begins:

While describing what I understand about God, it is important that I remember that it is impossible to circumscribe God. One can identify God, but never get one’s mind around God in entirety. Identifying and naming God does not control or define God. God reveals God’s self to the world and to individuals, but in that revealing there remains a mystery.

My best understanding of God in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ is God as Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The primary source for my understanding of a Triune God is the good news of Jesus Christ according to the writers of the New Testament.


  • How would you respond to this question?
  • Where do you agree with my response?
  • Where do you disagree with my response?

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner